A Ketchikan woman who police say impersonated her cellmate to escape from jail has been recaptured after nearly a month on the lam.
Samantha Wright, 24, was apprehended downtown at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a recent statement by Ketchikan police.
Court records indicate that Wright has six open cases in Ketchikan, including a variety of theft and robbery charges. She also faces felony escape charges from her mistaken June 17 release from the Ketchikan Correctional Center. According to a sworn statement from police filed shortly after the escape, Wright had impersonated her cellmate who was due to be released that day.
Authorities say her face mask she was wearing as a precaution against COVID-19 had obscured her face.
Since her recapture, Wright is being held on more than $25,000 bail in the Ketchikan Correctional Center.